isikoff reporting. >>> new numbers this morning show americans are split over the health care law. it is all in the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll. it reveals bad news for president obama. tracie potts is live in washington with all of the details. >> reporter: good morning. in the poll, the president's approval rating is at an all-time low. it's he at 42% compared to 51% now disapprove of how the president is doing his job. and take a look at how that has changed over time. going back to january, the beginning of his second term, he was at 52%. then we had the irs scandal and the benghazi hearing. it dropped a bit. by june, the nsa leaks came out. edward snowden was leaking information about america's secrets. his approval rating dropped again. and then by september with the president's critics saying he was indecisive on syria, we saw it drop down to 45% and now 42%. interestingly, the president's likability until now has held up, but for the first time that's upside down, as well, with 41% looking at him positively compared to more, 45%, seeing him in a negative light.